The debut trailer for Hungarian writer-director Kornél Mundruczó’s “White God” is bound to be one of the most intriguing previews you’ve seen for a film all year. Dog lover or not, this award-winning fable looks like a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the drama centers around a young girl who is forced to give up her beloved dog, Hagen, because of his mixed-breed heritage. As the two embark on a dangerous journey back to one another, Hagen rallies all of the unwanted mutts to join him in a rebellion to bite the hands that used to feed them.
According to distributor Magnolia Pictures, “Mundruczo’s newest film is a story of the indignities visited upon animals by their supposed ‘human superiors,’ but it’s also a brutal, beautiful metaphor for the political and cultural tensions sweeping contemporary Europe.”
“White God” represents Hungary’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film prize at the 87th Academy Awards. Magnolia Pictures will release the film domestically March 27, 2015.